Position: 50:47:53N 01:06:95W
We beat up the Solent in the cold early morning, with the tide under
us. Despite the early hour, there
were still a few boats out and about.
Off Cowes, the wind dropped off so we
motored the last few miles into Portsmouth Harbour, and berthed in Haslar at 0930, 172 miles from
I said goodbye to David, who caught
the ferry & train back to his home in Norfolk. I’ve really enjoyed sailing with him –
a really nice man. Then I’ve spent
the last day and a half cleaning and servicing Nutmeg so she is spick and span
for inspection by the crew. I’m
going to pick them up in half an hour from the train station in Portsmouth.
I had several phone calls from work,
trying to get hold of me – they seem to have forgotten I am on an (unpaid)
LOA. I have to admit I am getting
anxious about going back to work.
They emailed to tell me I have got an interview with the client partner
the day I go back. Great – what
Will write longer (my final post!)
when we get to Shoreham. Plan is to
set off early tomorrow to get through the Selsey Bill tidal gate before tide
turns at 0945.